The beginning of this year was tough for me. I felt broken, empty and alone Instead of being thankful for where I was, I got frustrated with not being where I want to be. I came to the realization that this is why I believe I haven’t been able to move forward. I didn’t want to stay there because I knew if I did I would miss out on the opportunity to grow in a few areas of my life.
I got to the point where I wasn’t going to let these feelings continue.
I spent more time with God and surrounded myself with friends who have only helped lift me up. I started to feel more whole again and learned about what my different strengths and weaknesses are. I would say this whole year has been about me discovering who I am. I had the desire to take my pain and view it as a life experience.
Instead of being happy this year is over, I look at it as being a celebration! Despite its hardships and moments I felt like I couldn’t be strong, I pushed through those feelings and gained strength and discovered more about myself.
“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is!” -Mandy Hale
Krystyn Slauenwhite works within her family business Sojourn Signs in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Some of her passions include writing, working with kids, being with family and friends and traveling. She is continuing to further her interest in the business world.